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Notes from the SUMMIT breakout sessions can now be found on the WIT pages linked below.
- F2F Core Team
- Game Plan
- Advisory Committee
- NC Food NETwork: a North Carolina Food System directory
- Working Issues
- Community Gardens
- Direct Marketing
- Farm to School
- Local Government & Land Use
- New and Transitioning Farmer Support
- Processing & Food Systems Infrastructure
- Public Health & Food Access Disparities
- Retail & Institutional Markets
- Youth and Social Networking
- Formalizing the Initiative: Foundations & Baselines
- Regional Meetings
- How are we defining LOCAL?
- Regional Meetings Overview & Summary
- Triangle Region SUMMIT breakout session notes
- Mountain Region SUMMIT breakout session
- NorthEast Region SUMMIT breakout session notes
- Southeastern Region SUMMIT breakout session notes
- Triad Region SUMMIT breakout session notes
- Raleigh meeting
- Burgaw meeting
Golden Leaf Foundation
Z. Smith Reynolds
Ag Advancement Consortium
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
From Dee Reid, Sustainable Grub, posted May 12th at http://sustainablegrub.wordpress.com:
“Governor Bev Perdue pledged her full support today for building a sustainable local food economy for North Carolina during remarks at the Farm to Fork Summit in Raleigh.
“I’m on your team. Tell me what you need to grow this whole new industry,” she said to a large gathering of sustainable farmers and agricultural officials, activists, chefs, entrepreneurs and community advocates from across the state. . “If you need a Sustainable Agriculture Council, you tell me… I understand..I will join with you.
“We are a diverse agricultural community and I want to let everyone know it’s important to have consumers like me make it a priority to buy locally and buy sustainably,” Perdue said at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center on the N.C. State University campus. “You are beginning to change the tide, directing the links between local agriculture and jobs and the economy. You all are red hot. Finally people across the state and the country are beginning to realize you are red hot.”
Many thanks to former US Rep. Eva Clayton, a strong advocate of sustainable farming and food, who attended and supported the two-day summit and surely helped the Governor’s thinking on this. More details, including a summary of “game changers” at: http://sustainablegrub.wordpress.com
From Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension, Chatham County, posted on Local Foods Action Plan listserv on May 13:
I just wanted to say thank you to Nancy Creamer and her excellent core team for all their efforts in organizing the wonderful Farm-to-Fork Summit in Raleigh. It was exciting to learn of all the game changer ideas from the various committees, and I also enjoyed meeting new folks and re-connecting with old friends. I was so impressed with the range of experience and talent in the room. I left feeling re-energized and inspired. I look forward to working together to capitalize on our momentum to enhance our sustainable local food economy!
Congratulations Nancy and thanks for helping to bring all of these wonderful groups and individuals together.
From Leslie Hossfeld, Criminology and Public Sociology, University of North Carolina Wilmington & SouthEastern NC Food System, posted on listserv May 13:
Ditto EVERYTHING Debbie said. We are really feeling energized in the Southeast! Thanks Nancy and team!
Wonderful, wonderful experience!